Cell Biology in China: An Interview with Xuebiao Yao

The last decade in China has witnessed great momentum in the development of science and technology, including molecular and cell biology research. Key discoveries have been made in areas ranging from signaling and epigenetics to stem cells. Underlying the exciting milestones marked by scientists in ...

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Meghan Mott: Chief of Staff, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH

Please describe your current position. I serve as a representative for the NINDS Director, communicating policy, managing resources, and guiding the Institute’s scientific and administrative functions to accomplish its mission. In this role, I serve as the Director's point of contact for a number...

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Who should be training trainees on reproducibility and ethics?

A recent piece in Nature by Monya Baker, “Reproducibility: Seek out stronger science,” discussed the availability, or lack thereof, of training for junior researchers in reproducibility and ethics. Monya spoke with me while writing that article, asking if I knew what junior researchers were doin...

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Mixing administration and research: academic positions off the beaten path

After seven years as a postdoc at a research-intensive medical center, I decided it was time to spread my wings and begin the search for a new job. In hindsight I probably should have started earlier! At the time, I knew I liked teaching, research, and communicating science to others. The obviou...

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Extending the olive branch: collaborating in science

Collaboration involves two or more researchers within an institution, or across different institutions, working in either the same or different disciplines but sharing a common goal. While collaborations have always been an intrinsic part of research, in recent years they have emerged as being an es...

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Promote Public Awareness of Science with a COMPASS Outreach Grant —Deadline Approaching!

The Outreach Subommittee of the ASCB Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) is inviting applications for the first Outreach Grant cycle of 2017 to be submitted by February 15, 2017! COMPASS Outreach Grants provide funds to ASCB members to promote science outreach efforts, to help people un...

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Isaac Strong – High school biology teacher

  Please describe your current position. I am a high school Biology teacher at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, CA. I currently teach freshmen introductory material on Biology. I love teaching Biology, but what I love most is preparing our students to think like scientis...

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Using U.S. Census data to understand and reform biomedicine

In late 2016, Nature published a special issue (Vol 538, Issue , 27 October 2016) on “Young Scientists”, leading with the Editorial, “Early-career researchers need fewer burdens and more support” (Editorial 2016).1 The opening paragraph of the editorial stated what those of us working on ...

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Winners of Comic Strip Announced

The ASCB is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Comic Contest organized by the Committee for Postdocs and Students.   Congratulations to…   1st place:  Natalie Sirisaengtaksin; University of Texas Health Science Center “But he’s so hard to shop for…” ...

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2016 in review

As the year ends and 2017 begins, it is a good time to review events over the past year and set new goals for the next year. It is time to reflect on the past, take pride in achievements, and learn from mistakes. Most importantly we should regroup with family, friends, and our support groups to enjo...

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